News

January 2018

January 22, 2018
Rutgers professor discusses Bitcoin security, ease of use and other issues If you own Bitcoin or want to invest in the mercurial digital currency, which soared to more than $19,000 before plunging in value, watch out, a Rutgers University–New Brunswick professor says.
January 18, 2018
Plagued with poverty, homelessness and crime, Camden, NJ has occupied a dark corner of the Garden State. Not only does 38 percent of Camden’s population live below the poverty line, the city has repeatedly ranked as the most dangerous in the nation for the past 10 years. To make matters worse, Camden is a food desert—with only one supermarket available to feed its 80,000 residents. The Engineers without Borders Camden Project is working to counteract this problem by partnering with local farmers to grow fresh produce on abandoned city lots.
January 10, 2018
Rutgers Today recently discussed what the loss of net neutrality could mean for consumers and society with Rutgers professor Richard E. Howard
January 8, 2018
In a joint effort between students and faculty, Rutgers’ School of Engineering collected 2,181 pounds of food to donate to the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which strives to alleviate hunger among students in need.  The effort sprung from the Engineering Governing Council’s Community Outreach Committee when they decided to create a competition to see which engineering department could collect the most nonperishables and toiletries.

December 2017

December 12, 2017
Light-emitting nanoprobes can detect cancer early and track the spread of tiny tumors Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswickscientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology, announced today, could improve patient cure rates and survival times.
December 6, 2017
Rutgers B2P Connects Isolated Communities to Schools, Hospitals, and Jobs Many college students spend their summers working retail jobs. Others conduct research. Some might even score first-rate internships. But if you’re a member of Rutgers Bridges to Prosperity, you could spend your vacation building a pedestrian footbridge alongside residents of an isolated Bolivian community while sleeping in tents, bathing in a river, and trading in your morning latte for a more local preference—coca leaves.
December 6, 2017
A School of Engineering team was recently awarded a sizeable National Science Foundation grant to design a Cyber Physical System (CPS) that will allow drones and autonomous underwater robots to monitor water quality in real time.
December 6, 2017
“When you love what you’re doing, you never work a day in your life.” –Bill Amann
December 4, 2017
Materials science and engineering research associate Jennifer Lynch-Branzoi was selected as the first recipient of the Rutgers’ TechAdvance Fund. She was awarded a $100,000 grant for her project on barrier resistance in Graphene Enhanced Polymer Matrix Composites (G-PMCs). Lynch-Branzoi will investigate the permeation of small gases through G-PMCs, which potentially offer a lightweight replacement for fuel tanks and packaging applications with longer shelf lives.

November 2017

November 9, 2017
Rutgers engineers create VibWrite, a finger vibration-based security system "Good, good, good, good vibrations” goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond. Now Rutgers engineers have created VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users. The low-cost security system could eventually be used to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, appliances – anything with a solid surface.

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